Photography Studies College Melbourne

Photography Studies College (Melbourne) is Australia’s only tertiary institution specialising exclusively in photography, a multi award-winner acknowledged by industry for the fifth consecutive year as the best Photography College in Australia. *

  For more than forty years we have played a pivotal role in driving high quality and innovative photography education, consistently producing graduates of the highest calibre and providing students with an environment in which to explore and realise their creative potential and career goals.


Our unique specialised learning environment has evolved through our long history as a respected photographic institution in the Australian creative landscape. You experience a specialised creative campus all in a single location in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank arts precinct. Our specialised facilities span over 2 buildings and include professional studio spaces, 3 high-end digital labs, a professional print area, and well information resource hub.

Teacher quality

Many of our teachers are leaders in their filed, national and international award winners actively driving industry and constantly pushing the boundaries of creative practice through their distinctive vision, innovative flair and technical expertise. Last year, our final year degree teacher Hoda Afshar won the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize, situating her at the forefront of contemporary photography in Australia.

Supportive learning environment

You experience a high level of individual engagement in typically small classes that foster a student centred approach to learning, building skills and knowledge throughout the course to enable personal and creative growth. There is a focus on developing a strong creative practice, responsiveness to industry and new technologies. The environment is progressive and contemporary, friendly and supportive nurturing creative practice, inquiry, career outcomes and the student experience.

Strong career focus

Drawing on our rich educational experience and strong relationship with industry and the wider creative sector, you experience real world courses, a huge range of high profile contemporary international and Australian guest speakers, participation in overseas photography festivals, major industry award events, collaborative industry projects with external partners and along established highly successful mentor program.


Bachelor of Photography

Advanced Diploma of Photography

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